What does generic mean?

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dʒəˈnɛr ɪkgener·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generic, generic winenoun

    a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape

  2. genericadjective

    any product that can be sold without a brand name

  3. genericadjective

    relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus

    "the generic name"

  4. genericadjective

    (of drugs) not protected by trademark

    "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"

  5. genericadjective

    applicable to an entire class or group

    "is there a generic Asian mind?"


  1. genericnoun

    A product sold under a generic name

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  2. genericnoun

    A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  3. genericnoun

    A term that specifies neither male nor female.

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  4. genericadjective

    Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  5. genericadjective

    Of, or relating to a genus

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  6. genericadjective

    Not having a brand name

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  7. genericadjective

    Of a drug identified by its chemical name

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  8. genericadjective

    Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

  9. genericadjective

    (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.

    Etymology: Formed in English from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genericadjective

    alt. of Generical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Generic

    -al, Generically. See Genus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of generic in a Sentence

  1. Brett Moore:

    Ban's approach to humanitarian work prompts the entire humanitarian community to think outside the box, to reject generic and inappropriate responses to vastly different contexts, and to approach the work with individuality and creativity.

  2. Hans Hogerzeil:

    It's very much a generic industry and they have a very strong generic prescription policy, so when you look at availability of medicines they actually managed quite well despite the sanctions.

  3. Juliette Cubanski:

    The generic drug may be less, but it's still really expensive.

  4. Erez Vigodman:

    That is driving the space. It means we can't confine our business model to finding a new chemical entity, we need branded and generic drugs, medical devices and diagnostic capabilities.

  5. Accessible Medicines:

    We take all instances of illegal behavior seriously. Anyone convicted of violating these laws should be punished appropriately, vigorous, ethical competition is the foundation of the generic drug and biosimilar industry. Competition allows our companies to drive enormous savings and pass them on to patients, taxpayers and health care payors.

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  • شُمُولِيّ, جامِع, شامِل, إِجْمالِيّ, عام, عَمِيم, مُطْلَق, عامّ, عُمُومِيّ, مُحِيطٌ, كُلِّيّArabic
  • genèricCatalan, Valencian
  • Generikum, allgemein, generisch, arttypisch, typisch, generic, artmäßig, gattungsmäßigGerman
  • γενόσημο, γενικός, γενόσημοςGreek
  • genéricoSpanish
  • عمومیPersian
  • yleinen, geneerinen, yleis-, [[geneerinen]] [[tuote]], suku-Finnish
  • médicament générique, produit générique, génériqueFrench
  • gneitheachScottish Gaelic
  • xenéricoGalician
  • सामान्यHindi
  • generikusHungarian
  • umumIndonesian
  • generalaIdo
  • genericoItalian
  • 일반적인Korean
  • generiekDutch
  • kjo/nnsno/ytral, generisk, merkelo/sNorwegian
  • rodzajowyPolish
  • genéricoPortuguese
  • видово́й, [[непатентованный, нема́рочный, [[немарочный, общий, о́бщий, джене́рик, безма́рочный, родово́й, обобщённый, [[нема́рочный]]/[[безма́рочный]] [[товар]], всео́бщийRussian
  • generiskSwedish
  • generic, genel, soyuna özgü, familyaya ait, genelleyici, kapsamlı, cinsle ilgili, üreysel, eşdeğerTurkish
  • عامUrdu
  • 通用Chinese

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. repugnant
    • B. motile
    • C. askant
    • D. flabby

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